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Chrysler pulls plug on SRT racing team

Chrysler has decided to discontinue its SRT racing efforts.

The Chrysler Group has announced that it is discontinuing its factory-backed SRT Motorsports racing program. The SRT team finished its last race of the 2014 season on October 4.

Despite a successful campaign - the SRT team won the team and driver titles in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTLM-class - Chrysler says it is hanging up its racing helmet so that the Dodge brand can better focus on its regular production models. Chrysler moved SRT under the Dodge umbrella earlier this year.

"Our company has made a business decision to discontinue the SRT Motorsports Dodge Viper GTS-R racing program,” said Ralph Gilles, Senior Vice President of Product Design, Chrysler Group LLC. "We are very proud of the amazing achievements our fantastic teams, drivers and partners have achieved on track the last few seasons. We thank them for their hard work, effort and commitment to SRT Motorsports. It's been an honor to be a part of the inaugural IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season and we wish them every success in the future.”

The SRT team has competed in the GTLM manufacturer championship for the last two years.

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